Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meet the Owner - Frances Kweller

As Featured in JHP:



Frances Kweller, Esq is the founder and CEO of Kweller Test Prep ad Educational Services. Mrs. Kweller graduated from New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Education in 2004 and from Hofstra University School of Law in 2008. She passed the NYS bar exam on her first try, becoming the first attorney in her family.

Soon after, she simultaneously launched a low cost legal service and what is now known as “Kweller Test Prep” in her childhood neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens.


Her company now has two locations in New York City and has helped over 2,000 families get their children into the high schools and colleges of their dreams. In 2012, Mrs. Kweller launched the First in Family Fund, a registered non-profit 501c3 designed to help underprivileged students pay for college applications, tutoring, test preparation and expenses associated with college campus visits. “Enough wasn’t being done [at school], so I founded Kweller Prep to fill in the gaps.” says Kweller.


She was heavily involved in the Jewish Heritage Programs (JHP) while a student at NYU and is honored to be giving back as an alumni mentor today.




“It was a hard road to get to where I am today. I went through a lot of changes, personally and professionally. No one I knew was a female entrepreneur or lawyer, and I took a lot of risks to get to where I am today, but I never lost faith in myself or in my abilities to be the person who creates positive change around her," she adds.


"I aspire to be a great role model, an amazing daughter and incredible wife and someday mother. Hundreds of kids walk through the doors of Kweller Prep; parents trust us with their most prized possessions- their children – and we certainly do not take that responsibility lightly. " 

 As of 2015, Kweller Prep has been certified as a 100% women owned business (WBE Women Business Enterprise) in New York City and New York State. Frances Kweller is also the visionary and founder of the First in Family Fund, which became a certified 501C nonprofit earlier that same year.

Although still in its early stages, Frances looks forward to FIFF growing as a scholarship for students when they need it most -in grades 9-12-  years before the college application process actually begins!


When asked if Kweller wants to further expand her tutoring business, she responds, “Anything is possible, but I will never sacrifice quality for quantity.”   



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